“Councils partnering for value and service”

About us


BOPLASS works through advisory groups made up of representatives of the different councils interested in a particular service. Each group is service specific; the participants initially decide the scope of the project and the desired outcomes and work collaboratively to achieve them. This enables us to benefit from the expert knowledge of staff and involve them in the process.

BOPLASS assists with facilitation and also provides a legal entity, representative of all the councils, ability to enter into contracts and agreements with the councils and/or external suppliers. An important requirement for BOPLASS is that it adds value to the process.

The exact form of the agreements will depend on the particular service and BOPLASS may include options to customise arrangements to get the best solution.

Forms of Agreement

Our team profiles

Stephen Boyle

Stephen Boyle - Chief Executive

Joined BOPLASS in 2010 and is responsible for the development and implementation of shared service initiatives.

Stephen brings to BOPLASS a strong work history in corporate business management, with over ten years experience within innovative ICT organisations. This experience has involved a wide range of senior roles and responsibilities including business establishment, business development, regional management and national sales management.

Prior to joining BOPLASS Stephen had most recently worked for Fuji Xerox as Regional Manager, with responsibility for the upper North Island operations. He has also held various strategic management roles with Telecom NZ. Stephen is passionate about BOPLASS’ role and the benefits to the constituent councils. He sees BOPLASS as an enabler that adds true incremental value in helping the councils to provide improved services and improved business efficiencies through strategic collaboration.

Grant Probert

Grant Probert - IT Manager

Responsible for the implementation and support of shared services as outlined in the BOPLASS Information Services Strategic Plan (ISSP). Grant comes to BOPLASS having had 25 years' experience in the IT industry, which includes database programming, system programming, infrastructure development, global support and IT management.

Grant joined from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC), where he had been the IT Manager for seven years. During his time at BOPRC, Grant was involved with several major collaborative IT undertakings, including the implementation of a high-speed fibre network and the development of a video conferencing service.

Grant brings experience and understanding in enabling shared services and collaboration between dispersed organisations.

Stephen Boyle

Dalton Munro - Accounting Support, Finance

Dalton is employed by Tauranga City Council and is responsible for the day-to-day accounts, producing financials for the Annual Report and liaising with the Auditors for BOPLASS. Dalton has a background in Audit with exposure to a range of clients in both for-profit and not-for-profit entities, public sector reporting and special purpose framework. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and is working towards his Chartered Accountants qualification.

Dalton's experience in providing audit and assurance to diverse organisations will assist BOPLASS meet their financial statutory obligations.

Lisa Innes

Lisa Innes - Company Administrator

Lisa has extensive background working in multinational corporations as well as small businesses and developed key skills in business process, project management, data analysis, customer service and senior administrative roles.

She is responsible for keeping the company and our projects running. She takes pride in her reputation of bringing efficiency to workflows, and thrives on adding value to projects and organisations.

Lisa brings a diverse range of skills to her role and is generally the primary point of contact for our councils and suppliers

Irena Bragg

Irena Bragg - Collaboration Portal Administrator (Part -time)

Irena joined BOPLASS with over 10 years’ experience in customer service, office and project administration. She is available to assist with any issues or support you may have with the Collaboration Portal.

Shareholding councils and current directors

  • Western Bay of Plenty District Council – John Holyoake
  • Bay of Plenty Regional Council – Fiona McTavish
  • Kawerau District Council – Morgan Godfery
  • Rotorua Lakes Council – Gina Rangi (Acting)
  • Ōpōtiki District Council – Stace Lewer
  • Taupō District Council – Julie Gardyne
  • Tauranga City Council – Marty Grenfell
  • Whakatāne District Council – Stephanie O’Sullivan
  • Gisborne District Council – Nedine Thatcher-Swann
  • Independent Director – Craig O’Connell

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